Miss Holmes and Mrs Sutton welcome you to Year 2
The year 2 classroom is a welcoming and supportive environment. We hope that the high expectations and structured approach to learning enables all children to reach their full potential.
Children are expected to be as independent as possible by taking responsibility for; handing in homework, changing their independent reading book correctly, looking after their toast money, as well as taking care of their own P.E kit and school uniform. This will help them to develop increased responsibility for their own learning and the choices they make as they move through the school.
Our daily routine consists of four or five lessons per day. The children then take part in an hour’s literacy, a twenty minute phonics or Grammar lesson and an hour of numeracy. The afternoon lessons vary from Topic, ICT, P.E, Guided Reading, R.E, Science, PSHE and Handwriting (The days are always very busy!!).
We are currently doing lots of practice for the SATs tests that the children will complete after the Easter Holidays.
Our topics this year are ...
Autumn - Poles Apart
Spring - Invention and Discovery
Summer - Tourist detectives
Children should read each night with a parent or older sibling. They will be allowed to change reading books once they have completed the book and are able to read and discuss it confidently. Your child’s progress will be monitored through comments in reading diaries as well as reading done with the children in school. The children will move through the reading bands when they have acquired the skill to read the books fluently and understand the text confidently.
Maths and literacy
Maths and literacy homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Friday. This homework will link with classwork and children should be confident in this area.
Additional home learning projects may be sent home during school holidays. This will link to topics we are focusing on in school.
Toast, crumpets, teacakes and juice are available to children for a morning snack. The maximum amount of money your child will need each day is 55p, this will allow them to buy a snack and a drink. Taking responsibility for their own money is part of your child’s development, we that money brought to school in a secure purse every-day to ensure the money is safe and that any change given can be returned at the end of each day. Alternatively you can provide a healthy snack e.g. fruit. To ensure we are following the healthy eating policy we try to deter from snacks such as crisps, chocolate and sweets.
The children take part within two sessions of P.E every week which are on Monday and Thursday they will need a full P.E kit consisting of shorts, T-shirt and a pair of black pumps which adhere to the school uniform policy. Earrings cannot be worn during the P.E session therefore it is greatly appreciated if parents take earrings out before school, this will also ensure that jewellery is not lost.